Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2007 23:02 UTC
Apple After yesterday's trip down memory lane with OS/2 2.1, I will today take you even further back. With the help of the recently released Apple Lisa emulator, ToastyTech (another invaluable tool for (G)UI fanatics such as myself) updated its set of screenshots from the Lisa Office System (version 3), the first commercially available graphical user interface for home use. "This Lisa emulator tries to give you the full experience of using an Apple Lisa. The backdrop is a photo of a Lisa that changes as the power light comes on and when you 'insert' a disk. It even plays the sound of the Lisa disk drive running as you access the disk. To start the emulator you must press the 'Power button' just as you would start a real Lisa." Read more for a few notes.
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RE: Hmm
by Kroc on Tue 13th Mar 2007 00:22 UTC in reply to "Hmm"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

The GUI predates even Xerox Parc. However Xerox put together the first 'Digital Office', putting the GUI to practical use, introducing networking, servers, productivity apps and even the laser printer.

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RE[2]: Hmm
by Doc Pain on Tue 13th Mar 2007 00:42 in reply to "RE: Hmm"
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2006-10-08

"The GUI predates even Xerox Parc. However Xerox put together the first 'Digital Office', putting the GUI to practical use, introducing networking, servers, productivity apps and even the laser printer."

I'd like to add postscript support, fonts, and some of the gadgeds coming with "Vista" and promoted as "new" or "revolutionary", such as clock, calendar, mail notification. And 3D ego shooters. :-)

Just have a look:
http://toastytech.com/guis/indexxerox.html
http://media.arstechnica.com/images/gui/7-AltoST.jpg
http://www2.iicm.tugraz.at/cguetl/education/projects/mischitz/image...
http://toastytech.com/guis/altomaze.jpg

But we all know MICROS~1 invented the mouse, the universe and everything. :-)

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v RE[3]: Hmm
by ronaldst on Tue 13th Mar 2007 01:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm"
RE[3]: Hmm
by BluenoseJake on Tue 13th Mar 2007 14:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"I'd like to add postscript support, fonts, and some of the gadgeds coming with "Vista" and promoted as "new" or "revolutionary", such as clock, calendar, mail notification. And 3D ego shooters. :-) "

I'd like to mention that Apple had nothing to do with gadgets, Konfabulator existed long before apple came up with the Dashboard, and even the windows sidebar existed before that. Apple just stole the concept from Konfabulator, which at that time was a Mac only product, since then, they have moved to Windows

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